after a month at home we are back on the road.
we made it to a small town in missouri five days ago.
we were greeted by grey skies, sleet and cornfields as far as
the eye can see. so far, so good. we've spent days working and
running errands. trying to eat clean and simple by using our camp
stove. and attempting to stay warm at night with the wintery weather.

we are looking forward to exploring different parts of missouri.
trips to st. louis, jefferson and kansas city are on the top of the list!


while in hilton head last week, we took an overnight trip up to charleston.
carter needed to pick up a few parts for his bike so we jumped at the chance to
visit our old home. our friends were kind enough to let us stay with them in their new
house and even surprised us with the news they are expecting a baby boy in january! first
stop in town was our favorite pizza spot d'allesandro's. after lunch we picked up a few sweets
from sugar bakeshop and spent the rest of the afternoon driving around the old village admiring the
homes and keeping an eye out for any"for sale" signs. guess we kind of miss it now that we're not there.


last week we made it back to hilton head in south carolina with carter's parents.
it had been almost a full year since we said goodbye to the east coast and we were
ecstatic to be back. we spent sunny days on the beach, playing bocce and watching the
waves roll in and out with the tide. we enjoyed all of our traditional favorite meals and drinks.
and spent many nights watching the sunset from the back porch. after a busy summer, this getaway
was just what we needed. it also made us consider one day moving back and settling down by the coast.

see more photos here


i spent my last day in nashville by walking through the streets of downtown surrounded by some incredible women and a sea of colorful magic dust. we were eight out of eight hundred people wearing bright and poofy tutus. as electronic music blared throughout the city, we danced more than we walked the three miles and were finished before we knew it. we were covered from head to toe and looked like we belonged in a box of lucky charms. thankfully, i captured these fun photos with my phone. even if there's still dust in it...


+ a coffee margarita date.
+ catching up with kelly, lauren + amber.
+ opening night // nashville predators with dad.
+ an afternoon picnic at arrington vineyards.
+ river stompin' out in leiper's fork.
+ one of the best sunsets i've ever seen.

a few of my favorite memories while visiting home.


a few weeks ago i got to spend an afternoon with austin + sammi.
we were all about to embark on cross country trips so we caught up
on the details of each other's journeys over a few hours down by the river.
austin took us to her favorite little spot where we waded through the cold water
until we found a good tree to climb. we also made flower crowns and watched a sweet
old man painting by the side of the road. afterwards, we headed to the hill to watch the sunset.

check out austin and sammi's adventures here and here ....


i've now been home for two weeks and how has it already been that long?
the first week i was home was pure chaos. i spent time with family, celebrated
birthdays, did a summer's worth of laundry and caught up with my friends to the
point of feeling like a zombie. stress and exhaustian hit me all at once around dinner
time one thursday night. i spent the next two days doing absolutely nothing except for
watching thisthis and even this because for some reason i always want to watch it when
i'm seperated from carter. insert ugly crying here... i also tried to blog. there are about seven
drafts waiting to be published. however, my blogger account has been acting weird for months.

for my last nine days here in nashville, i am vowing to leave the house everyday.
spend time with every person i hold dear to my heart. and take one hundred photos.